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    "Joy" Lyrics

    Talib Kweli feat. Mos Def

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    (Talib Kweli)
    Wooaahh! yeah
    On top of the world
    Yeah, that's how my seeds got me feeling' right now
    On top of the world
    Yeah, you ever felt like you could do anything (Yeah)
    On top of the world
    Amani Fela, Diane Ashe, I'ma hold y'all down for real (Gotcha!)

    [Talib Kweli]
    It was 1996, 4th of July, looking off in the sky
    dealing with thoughts inside, when something caught my eye
    It was a silhoutte of a beautiful woman, bright with life
    carrying my first seed, looking like she gone bear fruit tonight
    We at the African street festival, and she walking around
    talking about the midwife said, that bring the baby down
    I'm about to be a father, the sights and sounds, seem brighter around me
    and for starters, I know I'ma work harder, word
    We got home at three in the morning, I was beat
    them contractions started coming as soon as I fell asleep
    3:05, like every five minutes, then the water broke
    we on the go, yelling at the cabbie, cause he's sort of slow
    You know them hospitals all trying to get paid, no questions
    hear come the doctor's with they drugs, trying to do c-sections
    But my baby stay's strong, in labor for yay long
    eight-pound baby boy, to carry my name on, joy!

    [Chorus: Mos Def] + (Talib Kweli)
    Huh, yeah
    I know how you feel, Kweli I know how you feel
    (That's the sound of joy)
    See my brother, I know how you feel, Kweli, I know how you feel
    (That's the sound of joy)
    So when you, have a seed, come in the world, say dog that shit's real
    (That's the sound of joy, y'all)
    Huh, Kweli, yo I know how you feel, Kweli, yo I know how you feel

    My baby girl

    [Talib Kweli]
    June 10th, 1999, I been on the grind
    since the birth of my son, it's been about, way more then rhymes
    Baby on the way, my lady glowing today, at least
    that's what the midwife said, on the phone
    Anyway, the music got me going away
    Like everyday, but it's a blessing, so I gotta have patience
    and she got pregnant on a Jamaican vacation
    So it's all good, this time well have the baby in a house
    I went the hospital route, I know what they all about (Never again)
    So I'm out on tour, in Baltimore
    get the call around four, when the water hit the floor (Damn!)
    I gotta rock my show, but I gotta go
    got second thoughts about her not going, to the hospital
    I left the show early, Mos held me down, good looking (No doubt)
    call the car service, like, take me straight to Brooklyn (Uh huh)
    Got the news in the car, stayed sorta calm
    but I cried tears of joy, when they put my daughter in my arms, how precious!

    [Chorus: Mos Def] + (Talib Kweli)
    Huh, huh
    Said I know how you feel, uh, said I know how you feel when you
    (My precious joy)
    Said I know how you feel, uh, Kwe I know how you feel
    (I know you do, huh, my precious joy y'all)
    Huh, uh, said I know how you feel (yeah), said I know how you feel
    (My precious joy)
    Huh, man I know how you feel (yeah), said I know how you feel

    [Talib Kweli]
    I do it for the seeds y'all, in they formative years when they need y'all
    we gotta believe, in what we conceive y'all, it's deep y'all
    I give them the truth, so they approach the situation, with ammunition
    I keep nothing away, they hear everything, cause they know how to listen
    Teach them the game, so they know they position, so they can grow
    and make decisions, that change the world, and break old tradition
    They put kids in jail, for a life they ain't even get to start
    that's murder too, and it's breaking my heart, it's breaking our nation apart
    We gave the youth all the anger, it's just
    we ain't taught them, how to express it, and so it's dangerous
    You can't talk to them
    Unless your language is relating to what they going through
    so busy ignoring them, you can't see what they showing you
    And you wonder, why we called baby-daddy's and baby-momma's
    when we grow up, we can't act like adult mothers and fathers, yo
    I'm so blessed to have a boy and a girl, everyday they bring joy to my world

    [Chorus: Mos Def] + (Talib Kweli)
    Huh, yeah
    I know how you feel, Kweli I know how you feel
    (That's the sound of joy)
    Brother Kwe', I know how you feel, Brother Kwe', I know how you feel
    (Baby girl, my precious joy)
    Kweli, I know how you feel, say bro' I know how you feel
    (Fela, be my joy, yo)
    Huh, if you know how the people feel, let me really know how you... yo

    I do it for the seeds y'all (Repeat 5x)
    This song was submitted on October 27th, 2004 and last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Curtis Mayfield, Talib kweli.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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